Life’n’Chimes

Life ‘n’ Chimes is a social hub for those who have dementia, have family members coping with dementia, or are susceptible to social isolation. Our group is a shining beacon of support and friendships, dedicated to combating the social isolation that often accompanies the journey of ageing.

About Us

Life ‘n’ Chimes is more than just a group—it’s a lifeline for those seeking connection, understanding, and a sense of belonging. With a focus on inclusivity and compassion, we provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can come together to share their stories, laughter, and companionship.

What We Offer

Life ‘n’ Chimes offers various engaging activities to stimulate the mind, nurture the spirit, and ignite the imagination. From museum visits to café outings and arts and crafts sessions to lively bingo games, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Our goal is to provide diverse experiences that cater to our members’ unique interests and abilities, ensuring that each gathering is filled with joy, laughter, and cherished memories.

When & Where

Every Wednesday morning
10:00am – 12:00pm
Pompey in the Community, Anson Road, Portsmouth PO4 8TB

Our welcoming space is easily accessible, with parking and facilities accommodating all participants. Whether you’re a regular attendee or joining us for the first time, you’ll find a warm welcome waiting for you at Life ‘n’ Chimes.

Get Involved

To learn more about our upcoming activities and events, please contact us at [email protected]

If you’re looking to volunteer please complete this form: https://pompeyinthecommunity.eo.page/volunteers

Cost

To help keep this session free, many members offer donations each week towards their refreshments and activities.

Our dedicated team is here to help you discover the magic of Life ‘n’ Chimes and to support you every step of the way.

Partners

This programme is supported by the wonderful team at Home Instead Portsmouth.

Pompey Get Active

Take control of your health and wellbeing!

Do you want to feel healthier and fitter? In our small group workshops, we discuss nutrition, eating habits and physical activity. You will have the opportunity to try different activities like, circuits, weights, mobility and various walks.

In conjunction with Portsmouth City Council, Pompey Get Active is a free 12 week course run by our Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator 𝗕𝗲𝗸𝗸𝗶, as one of a number of initiatives aimed at tackling the issue of lower physical activity participation rates.

We run Male only, Female only and mixed sessions across various locations around the city.

If you or someone you know are interested, please get in touch at [email protected] to guarantee your place.

Walking Football – Men

Walking Football is the perfect game for people in later life – improving health, fitness, social and mental health well-being.

Training Schedule

Monday and Thursdays
11:00am-12:00pm
John Jenkins Stadium, Moneyfields Avenue, Portsmouth PO3 6LA

Overview

Established in 2014, Pompey in the Community’s Men’s Walking Football team allows people who have loved the sport all their lives to once again safely get back into playing. The social aspect of the group is vital to its members and has proved an invaluable support mechanism. The group ranges from 50-83 with enough numbers for 70s+ to play as a separate group.

Each session involves round-robin small-sided games (5,6,7 a side), 3 touch football, below crossbar height, and restricted penalty areas.

Achievements

  • WFA National 70s Cup in 2018 (runners-up in 2019; national finalists in 2023)
  • Mallorca International Tournament winners 2019
  • Stephen Darby Tournament Winners 2021 (over 120 teams from throughout the Premier and EFL Leagues).
  • Vilamoura International Tournament (56 teams) Runners-Up 2022

Current Sponsors
TBC

Cost
£3.00 per session

Want to join?
Contact [email protected] or call 07857 680 533

Walking Football – Women

Inspiring women to stay active, forge lasting friendships, and pursue their passion for football in a supportive and empowering environment.

Training Schedule

Mondays
7:00pm-8:00pm
King George V Football Complex, Northern Road, Portsmouth PO6 3FZ

Overview

Portsmouth Ladies Walking Football began its journey in October 2018 with the generous support of lottery funding. Since then, it has flourished into a vibrant community, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for women of all abilities aged 30 and above.

Achievements

  • The group has grown significantly, boasting enough players to form two teams
  • Three talented players have been honoured to represent the South East Region
  • Active participation in local festivals, friendlies, and the Hampshire League has showcased the team’s passion and dedication to the sport

Details

Current Sponsors:
LHD Ventilation and Target Groundworks

Cost:
First session is free, £2.50 per session thereafter

Want to join?
Contact [email protected]